Crescent ♈ Aries
Moon phase on 5 May 2100 Wednesday is Waning Crescent, 26 days old Moon is in Aries.Share this page: twitter facebook linkedin
Previous main lunar phase is the Last Quarter before 4 days on 1 May 2100 at 05:01.
Moon rises after midnight to early morning and sets in the afternoon. It is visible in the early morning low to the east.
Moon is passing first ∠3° of ♈ Aries tropical zodiac sector.
Lunar disc appears visually 6.9% narrower than solar disc. Moon and Sun apparent angular diameters are ∠1776" and ∠1902".
Next Full Moon is the Flower Moon of May 2100 after 18 days on 23 May 2100 at 17:25.
There is low ocean tide on this date. Sun and Moon gravitational forces are not aligned, but meet at big angle, so their combined tidal force is weak.
The Moon is 26 days old. Earth's natural satellite is moving from the second to the final part of current synodic month. This is lunation 1240 of Meeus index or 2193 from Brown series.
Length of current 1240 lunation is 29 days, 16 hours and 37 minutes. It is 1 hour and 59 minutes longer than next lunation 1241 length.
Length of current synodic month is 3 hours and 53 minutes longer than the mean length of synodic month, but it is still 3 hours and 10 minutes shorter, compared to 21st century longest.
This lunation true anomaly is ∠176.6°. At the beginning of next synodic month true anomaly will be ∠200.1°. The length of upcoming synodic months will keep decreasing since the true anomaly gets closer to the value of New Moon at point of perigee (∠0° or ∠360°).
11 days after point of perigee on 24 April 2100 at 02:13 in ♎ Libra. The lunar orbit is getting wider, while the Moon is moving outward the Earth. It will keep this direction for the next day, until it get to the point of next apogee on 7 May 2100 at 05:13 in ♈ Aries.
Moon is 403 679 km (250 835 mi) away from Earth on this date. Moon moves farther next day until apogee, when Earth-Moon distance will reach 406 376 km (252 510 mi).
1 day after its ascending node on 4 May 2100 at 01:19 in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is following the northern part of its orbit for the next 12 days, until it will cross the ecliptic from North to South in descending node on 18 May 2100 at 10:11 in ♍ Virgo.
1 day after beginning of current draconic month in ♓ Pisces, the Moon is moving from the beginning to the first part of it.
7 days after previous South standstill on 28 April 2100 at 00:08 in ♑ Capricorn, when Moon has reached southern declination of ∠-28.374°. Next 7 days the lunar orbit moves northward to face North declination of ∠28.277° in the next northern standstill on 12 May 2100 at 13:36 in ♊ Gemini.
After 3 days on 9 May 2100 at 08:54 in ♉ Taurus, the Moon will be in New Moon geocentric conjunction with the Sun and this alignment forms next Sun-Moon-Earth syzygy.